What is Lanreotide?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Somatuline Depot


Lanreotide is a somastatin analog it is used for the long-term treatment of acromegaly.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Neuroendocrine tumor 4 0
Acromegaly syndrome 3 2
Carcinoid syndrome 2 0
Gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumor 2 0
Thyrotropinoma 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 2
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lanreotide

Side effect Patients Percentage
Injection site itching 1
Injection site pain 1
Lethargy 1
Non-diabetic hypoglycemia 1
Stomach pain 1

Why patients stopped taking Lanreotide

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Lanreotide


Stopped taking Lanreotide

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Lanreotide after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Octreotide (Sandostatin) 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Lanreotide.